Wednesday, July 30, 2008
Early in June, my friend Jane who had been diagnosed with ALS back in December went to be with the Lord. He was exceedingly gracious in that she had three things she asked from Him after her diagnosis. She wanted to live until her daughter's wedding, she wanted to die at home, and she didn't want to lose her voice.
She died several days after her daughter's wedding, at home, and was able to speak until the morning of the day she died. I am profoundly moved by God's mercy. He answered her three prayers in a beautifully affirming way. Whenever I think about it, I am moved and then I realize that those who do no believe in God would be a appalled because the fact of Jane's disease is proof enough to them that He is not a God of mercy.
God is merciful and that is enough for me.
But all the wickedness in the world which man may do or think is no more to the mercy of God than a live coal dropped in the sea. Madeleine L'Engle/William Langland